P*ssing Match

The International Space Station gets it’s own version of Jim Crow laws.

Space officials from
Russia, the United States and other countries required cosmonauts and
astronauts to eat their own food and follow stringent rules on access to
other facilities, including lavatories.

The arguments date
back to 2003, when Russia started charging other space agencies for the
resources used by their astronauts. Other partners in space station
responded in kind.

Can’t we just all get along?

 
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March 31st, 2009 by exurbankevin

Loving them to death

Well, euthanizing animals is sorta like treating them ethically.

I guess.

According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.

In order to save the animals, we were forced to destroy them.

Via Say Uncle.

 
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March 31st, 2009 by exurbankevin

Quote of the Day, 03/30 Edition

“If the last two months are any indication, Barack Obama is a better bowler than he is a president.”

James Hudnall

 
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March 30th, 2009 by exurbankevin

Obama’s closing pitch to potential new employees

 
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March 30th, 2009 by exurbankevin

President Goodwrench.

(Full story here.)

UPDATE: A Corner-lanche from Jonah? And a Driscollanche? Note to our Web server – “gird your loins”!

BTW, you can follow me on Twitter here: @ExurbanJon

 
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March 30th, 2009 by admindude

Profile In Courage

Grace under fire, indeed.

Exit question: Does anyone think that our current President would be able to crack jokes like “Honey, I forgot to duck.”, “Please tell me you’re all Republicans.” and “All in all, I’d rather be in Philadelphia” after an attempt on his life?

 
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March 30th, 2009 by admindude

Saturday Music Blogging – Martha and the Muffins

Ahh, the joys of the CRTC “Canadian content” rule. A certain percentage of airtime each hour up north has to be “Canadian content”, which led to some good things and some very, very bad things. Martha and the Muffins was one of the good things.

 
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March 28th, 2009 by admindude

Saturday Movie Blogging – Major League

The screwball. The sequels stink, but the original is a nice reminder of when the Indians stunk up the cellar of the AL East.

And yes, that is President David Palmer pumping iron.

 
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March 28th, 2009 by admindude

Get on with your bad self

It gets a little lonely up in the Northern climes…

 
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March 28th, 2009 by admindude

Quote of the Day, 03/27 Edition

“Oakland A’s are baseball’s answer to The Island of Misfit Toys”.

– Michael M. Lewis, in Moneyball

Which, BTW, is one of the best books on baseball I’ve read in a while. Even if it is about the A’s.

 
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March 28th, 2009 by admindude